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The Good Wife is good
By Dave Winer on Saturday, November 05, 2011 at 12:53 PM.

A picture named goodWife.gifI'm working my way through the first season of The Good Wife. Really good TV. So far it ranks with my favorite series of all time, The Wire, Six Feet Under, Galactica. It's most like LA Law or Hill Street Blues, but updated to 2010. And it's got a little West Wing in it too. The music is great. But the best thing about the show is they go deep into characters, really develop them. The actors blossom under the direction. You see into them, things that are subtle and very un-TV-like.  #

In one episode they take you into a jury's deliberation and interweave it with the development of the story. Beautiful writing. They really got how jury deliberations work.  #

I esp like one of the two senior partners of the firm, played by an actress you've seen in many shows, but I never really got to like her. She has kind of an annoying look and manner, that develops into an attractive beauty as they go deeper. #

Minor nit/peeve: In one of the early episodes Twitter plays a minor role. They catch a perp by saying they found her IP address through her Twitter postings. I don't think there's any way to do that, unless you have a snitch inside Twitter Corp. So far their contacts seem to be in Chicago exclusively.  #

I'm just getting started, so I'm sure I'll write more about it. #

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